Community Conversation: The Changing Face of Atlanta

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Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company presents

Community Conversation: The Changing Face of Atlanta

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 11 AM – 1 PM

YMCA of Metro Atlanta Learning and Leadership Center
569 MLK Jr. Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Gentrification: Who Wins and Who Loses?

With Atlanta’s population and urban renewal on the rise, long-time residents often find themselves pushed out of the neighborhoods in which they grew up. Does gentrification or “urban renewal” always mean displacement, or is it truly an investment that benefits our communities? How can we improve our neighborhoods and cities while protecting those who are most vulnerable? This conversation will focus on past, present, and future Atlanta and the extreme shift in our city’s landscape.

Panelists include:

Sue Ross, The PhotoGriot

Debra Edelson, Executive Director, The Grove Foundation

Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, PH.D., Founder & CEO, Preserve Black Atlanta, Inc.

Lauren Koontz, President & CEO, YMCA of Metro Atlanta

This conversation will begin promptly at 11 AM and end at 1 PM.

True Colors presents these conversations as a springboard for the themes and issues presented in the plays we produce. These conversations bring subject matter experts and the community together for 90 minutes of sharing and learning.

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